Message from discussion Adjusting the Work Count by 3rds
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From: Bertil <stigfjor...@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Adjusting the Work Count by 3rds
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 07:18:16 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 8, 9:51=A0am, "Fred." <ghrno-goo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> One adjustment to the Work count which maintains the 40
> point total is to add 2/3 of a point for each ace and
> take off 1/3 of a point for each queen or jack. =A0This
> makes it roughly propotional to a 6-4-2-1 count.
> Do people feel that this is appropriate for no-trump
> as well as suit bidding? =A0That is, is
> a strong no-trump (15-1/3) while
> ia a weak no-trump (12-1/3) at best?
> Personally, when partner opens a weak
> no-trump (12-14) in 1st or 2nd I expect
> more controls than are in the latter hand.
The 6-4-2-1 count is the Work count plus controls, A=3D2, K=3D1.
Thus the 1st hand is worth 20 pts and the 2nd would count as 16.